Jonathan Watts

Jonathan Watts is the Guardian’s global environment editor.

Amazon Uprising

The Amazon is a Matter of Life and Death for All of Us. We Must Fight for it

The fires in the rainforest have finally been extinguished by the arrival of the rainy season, but threats and violence continue unabated against forest defenders. They need international support if the Amazon is to be at the centre of climate action rather than just another distant frontline in the war against nature.

December 13, 2019

China: As glaciers melt and rivers dry up, coal-fired power stations multiply

While the Chinese economy has tripled in size in a decade, it has been at the expense of carbon dioxide emissions, which were yesterday put at more than 6.2bn tonnes in 2006, compared to nearly 5.8bn tonnes for the US.

June 21, 2007

China’s growth flickers to a halt

A summer of cuts, partial blackouts and restrictions has now prompted experts to warn of an energy crisis with global implications.

July 3, 2004

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